Character Spotlight: Joanna Mongiardo (THE BREASTS OF TIRESIAS’s Thérèse and GIANNI SCHICCHI’s Lauretta)

The Opera Insider caught up with Joanna Mongiardo, who performs in two of our one-act operas this summer, Gianni Schicchi and The Breasts of Tiresias. We’re so glad you are returning to Central City Opera to play exciting roles in two of our one-act operas this summer. We’ve seen you on our stage before as […]

OMG! Fringe Festival Kicks Off Today With Lunch & A Song

Did you know that there are over fifty (yes, 50!) performances and events during the Central City Opera Festival that are NOT held in our historic Opera House? This year, there is more than ever going on in Central City that is worth experiencing. Aside from our main stage operatic performances, Central City Opera utilizes […]

MUSIC AND MARTINIS Mixes Opera and Opulence

Scintillating décor met delightful dining and musical magnificence at the third-annual Music & Martinis at the Cable Center at the University of Denver last Thursday. The event offered the first glimpse at some of this year’s Apprentice Artists of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program, a ten-week intensive program created by Central City Opera’s Artistic […]

Signor Deluso

Among my favorite things about this festival are the festival extras; especially Signor Deluso and Face on the Barroom Floor. I love getting the chance to see our Apprentice and Studio Artists show off their operatic chops and, while I haven’t seen Face yet, Signor Deluso is just plain hilarious. Written by Thomas Pasatieri and […]